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Mount Shasta Off The Beaten Path: 8 reviews and 29 photos

  Shasta Dam and the valley below
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  • Shasta Dam and the valley below - Mount Shasta
      Shasta Dam and the valley below
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  • Shasta Lake on a cloudy day :( - Mount Shasta
      Shasta Lake on a cloudy day :(
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  • One of the spectacular views from Shasta Dam area - Mount Shasta
      One of the spectacular views from Shasta Dam area
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  • Shasta Dam - Mount Shasta
      Shasta Dam
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If you're like me... afraid of heights, this will get your goosebumps going. Shasta Dam has got to be the largest dam I've even been to. I know it's not as big as the more famous one (i.e. Hoover Dam) but, still it is in one word: HUGE. And apparently it is the TALLEST and behind Hoover Damn, the 2nd largest dam in the U.S.

It's places like this that give me vertigo and a horribly curious part of me wonders what it would be like to fall down something like this. The more rational part of my mind is horrified that I even could wonder (albeit only in a split seconds time) such a thing.

On the other hand, things like this are Modern Marvels. They are worth seeing as they are as impressive in their ingenuity if not more so than that of the ancient wonders built long ago.

Shasta Lake:
Shasta Dam holds Shasta Lake, the largest man-made reservoir in California and as a body of water it has a shore line that's even larger than the San Francisco Bay Area.

Getting there:
It's worth seeing either on the way to or leaving Mount Shasta

It's a short stop of off from Interstate 5. Take Shasta Dam Boulevard and Exit #685 and drive a few miles westward on Shasta Dam Boulevard also known as Highway 151.

Exit #685 is several miles after the city of Redding on the way to Mount Shasta

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  • Written Dec 14, 2010
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